Bioethics and Paediatrics: Future development and challenges
Children are not miniature adults. Childhood is a time with its own characteristics and therefore with its own needs, and this fact is also applied in the field of Bioethics. Childhood has been considered as an age of vulnerability and protection, but overprotection can lead to deprotection. Some areas in ethics, such as research (e.g., good clinical practice, risk-based approach, etc.) or as clinics (e.g., oncology, major surgery, transplantation, robotics, nanotechnology, etc.) require an specific paediatric approach.
The participation of children and adolescents in healthcare processes and research decisions is a new challenge. It requires not only a change of attitudes towards minors, but also acquiring knowledge and skills to be able to develop shared decision-making and information processes. Children are not only our future, they are also our present.
That's why the XV Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Bioethics will discuss about Bioethics and Paediatrics under the topic Bioethics and Pediatrics: Future development and challenges. The XV Annual Conference will feature keynote lectures from experts, parallel sessions and poster presentations, focusing the attention in the following topics:
- Bios and ethics
Clinical practice and research in paediatrics
- Good clinical practice, risk-based approach, and ethics in paediatrics
- Clinical trials and paediatrics
- Paediatric oncology
- Paediatric major surgery (e.g., gender reassignment surgery, transplantation)
- New technologies, robotics, and nanotechnology in paediatrics
- Paediatric research in Europe
Anthropological, social, and legal considerations in paediatrics
- Children immigration in 21th century
- Anthropological and social research in children and adolescents
- Data collection and data protection in paediatrics
- Informed consent and decision making process in children and adolescents
Please find here the preliminary PROGRAM of the conference.